Originally posted by 49Fever:
Sorry bro i don't like your medicine this time
In fact as a pro CB Eric D saw right away that Vernon D would be open
listen carefully at this
First : at 00:02 sec Eric wants to say something but he let Ted finish his sentence
Second : at 00:10 sec he says he's got him BEFORE Vernon catches the TD and before the crowd's reaction. That's an helluva call before it happens.
Third : at 00:45 he explains he was watching for Davis all the way from the moment they lined up at the line of scrimmage
This guy obviously knows what he's talking about.
Plus the excitement in between. I like it. Not as good as starkey for TO's catch but pretty decent.
You are of course entitled to your opinion and approval of the call.
Your above arguments are valid, but again as I've stated Eric Davis for his own sake
should take the lesson that, had Vernon Davis NOT made that catch (God forbid), then Eric would've sounded like a complete fool.
A seasoned color commentator, despite his personal ties to his former team, rarely makes these emotional gaffes as well as steps on his colleague's toes. Like I've said Eric will learn from this, and just like Harbaugh preaches to the Niners-- the more Eric sees his shortcomings and what he needs to work on, the better a commentator he'll be down the line.
It's ED's first season with Ted, it was the first Niners playoff win in NINE years, and not least of all it was an emotional historic, memorable game for the ages-- all these factors of course funneled into those 5 seconds would make any of us put in that sidekick broadcaster role to in all likeliness make the same forgiveable faux pas Eric made. I'll forgive him since we all make mistakes, but I also hope Eric develops and learns from his first playoff game (so to speak, he played in plenty of them).
[ Edited by Dr_Bill_Walsh on Jan 15, 2012 at 7:54 AM ]